Youlgreave Derbyshire

There are dozens of pretty little Derbyshire towns, all with their own merits. Find out why we think Youlgreave in the Peak District deserved a blog post all of its own…

Our Top 5 Best Walks With Heavenly Views In The Peak District

If the UK was a pregnant lady lying on her back, her swollen belly of miraculous wonders would be the Peak District in Derbyshire, England. In fact, if it wasn’t for Pythagoras and his theories, at its highest peaks you could wish to see both the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean on a walk in…

A City Guide – The 10 Best Things To Do In Oxford

We are lucky enough to live just over an hour away from this great city because there are genuinely so many things to do in Oxford that you could be making day trips for the rest of time and still not uncover all of its secrets. The City of Dreaming Spires, A Great University City,…

Visiting Oxford Colleges – The Ultimate Guide

When visiting Oxford you cannot miss the Colleges. But with almost 40 of them, how do you decide which ones to devote time to? We’ve done the leg-work for you and compiled a list of the best, the prettiest and the free – check it out!

One Day In Cambridge, UK – All The Best Bits

Walking in front of two insipidly dressed undergraduates one day in Cambridge, eavesdropping on their intellectually baffling conversation it suddenly occurred to me why Cambridge is the way Cambridge is. You possibly wouldn’t pick up on the disappointments of this town if you only had one day in Cambridge because it’s easy to be impressed…

A Quick Guide To Nottingham

Make the most of your short time in Nottingham with our insiders tips on all the best places to eat, drink, stay and see.

A Quick Guide To Lincoln

Things To Do In Lincoln, U.K. – A Mini Travel Guide A small Medieval city in England, Lincoln has been an establishment since pre-Roman times. Its strategic position upon the River Trent made it a natural place to build a fortress and this rich history makes a visit to Lincoln quite fascinating. The castle and…

Stuff To Do With Kids In Nottingham

Nottingham For Kids! Keeping children entertained throughout the Summer Holidays will always be a challenge, with their restless souls and their endless desire to be doing something. There are only so many times you can get them to mow the lawn or send them to the shops. It takes brainpower on any parents behalf to…

Five Reasons To Visit Nottingham

Should Nottingham Be On Your ‘English City Bucket List’? Nottingham receives over 300,000 tourists every year but it lags way behind more popular destinations like York, Birmingham and Leeds. Every now and then it inches into the limelight like a shy 5-year-old in her first play – whether that be from a new Robin Hood…

Dungeness – The UK’s Only Desert.

A Dungeness Travel Guide Not your average desert… Did you know Antarctica is a desert? The largest in the world in fact. Apparently being hot and full of sand no longer stands you in good stead to make the desert awards short-list, all you need to qualify these days is less than 25 cm’s of…

Day 5 & 6 – Lake Bled

Day 5 & 6 as part of our Summer Roadtrip 2018 visiting the Italian Dolomites, Lake Bled and Istria. A travel diary, if you will… Lake Bled, Slovenia Lake Bled is definitely one of the prettiest lakes I’ve ever seen. It has a circumference of only 4 miles so even the most unfit tourist could manage…

Has The Cotswolds Made Your Bucket List?!

Have The Cotswolds Made It On To Your Bucket List Yet? The Cotswolds is an area of Britain regularly visited by day trippers from London or foreign tourists in the UK wanting to experience a bit of Olde Worlde England. It’s what is known as an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and if visitors…

Hidden Gems Of Nottingham You Don’t Want To Miss

Nottingham’s Secret Stuff – The Hidden Gems I’ve been exploring Nottingham for 25 years and I still manage to discover new gems even now. And, whenever we visit a new town or city, I always wish I had some insider knowledge, a local tour guide, someone who knows the gen – the best independent shops…

Horncastle – The Treasure Trove Of Lincolnshire

When, one Saturday morning, I suggested I take Mr MLLH to Horncastle in Lincolnshire, my proposal was met with resounding approval. Not wishing to paint my better half in such a puerile light but sometimes all it takes to convince him of anything is a casual reference to a school-boy gag. “HORNcastle?  Point me in…

Have a Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl For Everyone… Back in the day, when giving croggies and playing kerbie had you exhausted by 8 o’clock, the ultimate wind-down session was a few chapters of the latest Roald Dahl book, in bed with a mam that collected accents for a hobby. The Twits had you thinking up tricks to play on…

Nottingham Parks – Which One’s Are Worth Your Picnic?

Nottingham Parks – But Which One’s? Maybe you’re a tourist in Nottingham, wanting to find some green space? Or maybe you’re a local and just don’t venture beyond your immediate town that often? Whatever, it’s Summer and we should all be making the most of these patches of turf that this fine city has to…

Kids Said “That Was The Best Walk Ever!” – LONDON

 A Walk For Kids In London Walking With Kids – What!?! Can it really be classed as a walk when it’s with the kids? When every five seconds you’re stopping to let them catch up because they’re dragging their feet, or you’re biting your tongue because they’re complaining their legs are aching and you’re not…

Chester – The Perfect Mini Break

A Chester Travel Guide Never before have I ever encountered so many computer geeks wearing Star Wars hoodies in one place! Before our weekend trip I had visions of Chester being a glamorous city set to the back-drop of old Tudor homesteads and ladies with stationery faces that lunch in boutique eating establishments – perhaps I…

South Queensferry – The Perfect Day-Trip From Edinburgh

South Queensferry Like all little sisters, who scratch your CD’s and steal your phone charger, South Queensferry pilfers tourists and day trippers from its elder sibling, Edinburgh, for a peek at its innards – there’s a lot to like about a place with a big red bridge. A short 20 minute train ride into Dalmeny Station drops you…